Silence, or as close as possible. Maybe my own music, but no one else's!
Some chatter around me...I need to know that there hasn't been a zombie attack while I was studying
The happy din of a lively discussion
Who cares? I've got my headphones in all the time, anyway
When I really, really have to...aw, do I really?
When there are others available and around to talk with!
When it's quiet and I can focus best...early hours or late nights
In between classes, during my lunch break, after practice, whenever I can find the time!
Hunker down and bear through it, no matter what
See if anyone else is wrestling with the same project; maybe we can talk it out
Start in strong, but then remember that I have that quick response paper, easy enough to dash off -- and then there's that short reading I can do, and then...
Play Angry Birds for a while to de-stress, then maybe check my phone, then write a topic sentence...and call it a day
Being the only person in the group who doesn't know the answer
Forgetting that an assignment is due. That day. In fifteen minutes.
Messing up on an assignment in every class...all in one week
Losing my phone. What? I've got all my best study music on there!
Print. I need to scribble all over it!
Online. I need the info now!
A mixture, it depends on what I'm doing
I don't really care
Kind of exhilarated
Why on earth would I do that?